Copyright Lionsgate

  • Director

    William Friedkin

  • With

    Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr

  • USA 2006. 102min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    18

Agnes, a lonely waitress with a troubled past, finds herself connecting with Peter, a passing drifter. She offers him a place to stay. In her grim motel room, Peter finds and kills a number of insects, leading the couple to suspect an infestation. William Friedkin’s first collaboration with playwright Tracy Letts (who would subsequently adapt his earlier stage play Killer Joe for the director) is an impressively claustrophobic and anxiety-inducing chamber piece. Arguably Friedkin’s most disturbing film, this gruesome psychological horror is certainly one of his most underrated.

Content warning: Contains scenes of strong gore and violence.